We traveled back to Florence today via train. Not to much drama there except close connections. Good thing we have experience with trains even if its a couple years old. Judy who was traveling alone and part of the sketching tour changed her ticket so she could travel in with us because she was nervous on just how to do it.
Good thing because as we are rushing from one (late) train to another that was to leave in three minutes I rushed up to the platform with my bag on my back and carrying Loris. That left her to help Judy with one of her bags. I jumped onto the car with Lori right behind me when the doors closed, leaving poor Judy outside. She couldn’t open the door from outside but I was able to open from inside and she joined us and her bag for the rest of the event-less trip.
We then got to Florence where it is fashion week and packed full of beautifully dressed people. Lots of us regulars as well but so very much fashion. Our goal in getting back early in the day was to make it to Boboli garden.
We dropped our bags at the only room we could find during fashion week (well there were severely overpriced rooms around) which is a hostel. Then we trecked over to and through Boboli garden. It is huge and it was hot and we found ourselves moving from one shady spot to another but I am very glad we made it.
We leave early tomorrow, we already have a taxi set up for 6:45 so for now we are just chilling in our hot hostel resting some very tired feet.